Using royalty free stock video and audio


RevoStock is a library which offers royalty free stockvideo, stockaudio, sound effects and Adobe After Effects templates to use in your video projects. Like many image libraries it contains professional and semi-professional artwork which can be used in video or audio projects. The advantage of royalty free libraries is that you do not need to hire a professional to … Read more

What is your real ranking in Google?


Many website owners do not realize that when they use Google, it displays a search result according to their previous search history. As a result, the listing you see is not the same as the listing everyone else sees. So, how do you know where your page actually ranks for a certain keyword? There is a neath … Read more

Private streaming video with JWplayer 6 on WordPress


Private streaming video/audio with JWplayer 6 on WordPress is now possible with S3Media Stream Enterprise 6, a new WordPress plugin that works via private RTMP distributions and Web distributions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It ships and installs with JWplayer 6 automatically, you do not need to download it separately. The plugin is ideal for coaches, media professionals … Read more

Elastic Transcoder tutorial to convert a video


Elastic transcoder converts videos on your Amazon Web Services account. In this video tutorial, we show you how it works. Some video editors and screen capture software do not produce the correct format for streaming video via AWS. There are many good video converters around, like HandBrake, Squeeze, etc., but the Elastic Transcoder is a … Read more

Shared hosting, dedicated server, virtual private server, cloud hosting, where do you fit in?

Since my long experience with various hosting providers (since 1997), I thought it would be useful to share my knowledge related to setting up a video or audio portal. This article is also useful to compare various options for regular websites. There are 5 main methods to host your website:  Dedicated Server, Real Private Server(RPS), … Read more

Update on WordPress vs Joomla

Just a short notice that we revised our article on WordPress vs Joomla – Review (revised) Since this article got a lot of attention and things have moved on over the years, we revised it to reflect the current stable versions for WordPress 3.6 and Joomla 2.5. In some areas, both CMS have come closer together … Read more

Amazon Elastic Transcoder review

Elastic Transcoder is an online service of AWS Amazon. It converts videos online and you can chose from a range of presets to determine the format of the output. It is possible to set several formats in one go and have them transcoded/converted in the background. You can also create new presets based on existing … Read more

How to create captions/subtitles for video and audio in WebVTT, SRT, DFXP format

This tutorial shows how easy it is to create captions/subtitles files in WebVTT, SRT and DFXP format for subtitling in videos and audios. Depending on the media player you use, you can even provide subtitles in different languages for the same media. Subtitle files are basically text files you can write in Notepad(Win) or SimpleText(Mac). … Read more

Big improvements on S3Media Stream for Joomla!

S3Media Stream is a powerful tool to publish private streaming video and audio with S3 CloudFront on Joomla sites. We are happy to announce big improvements on this extension. So far, it worked with a module to display the rich media. Like its WordPress version, it also has protected download links for all sorts of … Read more